Fujifilm X-T2 officially Launched: 24MP X-Trans III sensor and 4K at $1599

After waiting for two years, Fujifilm X-T2 has appeared with the weather-sealed design as a X-T1 but stronger configuration quite similar to the X-Pro2. This is a SLRs style mirrorless camera that comes with the most advanced XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS Lens. Fujifilm X-T2

User can navigate the camera menus as well to select AF points via Joy-stick as we have seen in the Fuji X Pro 2, also includes an upgraded hybrid AF system with more focus points, and bringing 4K video recording to its lineup for the first time. With two SD card slots, continuous high-speed video recording, you can see the Fujifilm X-T2 has been completed as a specialized Mirrorless camera for sports and wildlife photography, the genre which is strengths of a DSLR.

The Fujifilm XT 2’s housing is made of magnesium alloy, very compact and lightweight (507g), but also solid and highly durable. It has weather-resistant body that can achieve a high level of resistance to dust, moisture and capable of operating at temperatures as low as -10 to 40° C. 1467868783000_IMG_650948

The placement of the buttons on Fuji X T2 remains unchanged compared to the previous generation, incorporating a larger grip with a shutter release button, locking dials, focus thumbstick, AE-L button, AF-L button, Q button, Fn button and headphone jack. The back panel with a 3.0-inch tilt LCD screen with Electronic Viewfinder which has up to 100 percent coverage range and refresh rate up to 100fps, and 0.77X magnification. With the display time lag of 0.005 seconds, you will minimize the phenomenon of image deviation from reality as seen through the viewfinder.

On the configuration, the XT-2 uses newest 24.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS III APS-C sensor and X-Processor Pro Engine. What makes it special and superior to X-T2 than X-Pro2 is capable of recording 4K videos at 30fps with up to 100Mbps bitrate. It comes with a new Intelligent Hybrid AF System, which includes 325 focus points, which has 49 AF points. Particularly AF-C algorithm that has been significantly enhanced for even higher accuracy when focus-tracking moving subjects in the AF-C mode.

Mechanical shutter speed of the device up to 1/8000S and electronic shutter is 1/32000. Continuous shooting speed up to 14fps instead of just 8fps as before, a worthwhile upgrade. Larger ISO range of ISO200 – 6400, stretching from ISO200-12800 and up to 51200 when expanded. Of course, it has the ability to record compressed raw files and also integrates several Film Simulation modes. Fujifilm X T2 Review

The Fujifilm X-T2 has been priced at $1,599 for body only, while with 18-55 mm Lens for $1,899 can be pre-ordered via BHPhoto online store and will be available in September of this year.

Fujifilm X-T2 Specifications

  • Dimensions of 133 x 92 x 49 mm
  • Weight of 507g
  • TFT-LCD Flip Display of 3 inches
  • 24 megapixels APS-C CMOS III Sensor
  • Maximum resolution of 6000×4000 pixels
  • X-Processor Pro Engine
  • Auto ISO 200-12800 to 100-51200
  • 4K recording (3840 x 2160 pixels) @ 30 fps.
  • Autofocus 325 points, Intelligent Hybrid AF System
  • Viewfinder coverage of 100%
  • Shutter speed – Min. 30 sec. Max. 1/8000 sec
  • Continuous Shooting Speed – 14.0 fps
  • Connectivity of Wi-Fi, NFC, Micro-USB 3.0, Microphone, mini HDMI port, Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS II
  • NP-W126S Battery up to 340 shots

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